Account Login

Haymarket And The Chicago Idea Resonate 125 Years Later!

One hundred and twenty-five years ago today, a bomb exploded in Chicago's Haymarket Square . The explosion, the culmination of more than a decade's worth of labor strife, came as Chicago police officers broke up a peaceful protest of union men and anarchists rallying for an eight-hour day and protesting the killing of striking workers the day before by police. In the bombing's aftermath, eight anarchists were arrested for the bombing that left eight police officers dead, even though six of the accused were not present when the bomb exploded. The first Red Scare had descended on America. By mid-November 1887, four Chicago anarchists - including its two foremost leaders, Albert Parsons and August Spies - swung from the gallows pole, while another would commit suicide. Download entire article Click MORE below:
Return to Legislative and Political Action Home

CWA National - News from the Front Lines

Typographical Union Label